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Textron 2021 Internship - Data Scientist Aircraft Predictive Analyst in Wichita, Kansas

2021 Internship - Data Scientist Aircraft Predictive Analyst


Lift your career to new heights.At Textron Aviation, our culture allows you to grow within the company while building your career. Developing new leaders and encouraging innovative ideas are critical to the success of our organization.The Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the iconic Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying.These brandsbring together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting aircraft. From design to flight, Textron Aviation has become an industry leader through our belief in havingthe Right People in the Right Place at the Right Time .Are you ready to elevate your career?

Job Summary:

Support Textron Aviation customers by applying knowledge in the Customer Service Change Management department. Intern will employ mathematical statistics to refine the current theory of aircraft fault contributor identification and prediction using full time recorded aircraft data.

Job Responsibilities (may include, but not limited to):

  • Research and develop methods to filter, compare, and rank nominal, ratio, and interval data as recorded by the aircraft data recorder to look for significant correlations while minimizing Type I / II errors

  • Utilize statistical tools and programs to develop computer scripts for regression analysis, and probability/ significance of relationships within a sample of aircraft affected by a particular system fault

  • Develop data smoothing and optimization methods for very large continuous data sets (Big Data)

  • Develop visualizations for parameter ranking and probability

  • Position requires frequent internal customer contact



  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Probability and Statistics

  • Mathematics

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Data Science / Computer Science

  • Other related field


  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills

  • Experience with statistics languages/tools (i.e. Python, R, Matlab, SPSS, SAS)

  • Experience with relational databases and SQL

  • Knowledge of Apache cluster computing solutions in the Hadoop eco-system

  • Action oriented and seizes opportunities

  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Quickly grasps new concepts when faced with unfamiliar tasks

  • Aircraft systems knowledge is preferred

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Business Development

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 284954